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Five unusual things to do in the UK this summer

If you’re after a taste of the outdoors combined with a few home comforts, then you’ll love the many glamping trips on offer in the UK.  Do away with the lumpy air beds and soggy sleeping bags, and enjoy wooden floors, wood burning stoves and comfy cotton mattresses after an evening under the stars.  You can stay in Huts, Yurts and even gypsy caravans with a range of unruffled locations throughout the United Kingdom – from humble Hampshire – to stunning locations along the coast, you really are spoilt for choice.

More and more sites are now dedicated to this to this popularised form of camping and it’s not difficult to see why.  It’s a great way to enjoy a short break, out in the open, without the hassle of pitching a tent and having to sleep on hard ground.

Live like a hobbit – or at least for an evening

Places to stay in the UKFancy a vacation in Middle Earth?  Now you can.  OK, so it’s not quite the same setting that Tolkien described in his novels (in fact it’s a far more serene affair in South West Wales),  but you’ll have a chance to spend the night in a hobbit hut – how cool is that?
It’s a spacious, 11 square metre hut and each of these cute little shelters are nestled into its own pod.   They can sleep 4 people, bring your bedding and camping equipment just leave you flimsy tent at home.  There are sockets for your gadgets and the site is open from March to October each year.

On your bike this summer (or your scooter, rather)…

best things to do in britainEver heard of segway?  It’s a craze that has been around for a while and something you have to try at least once!  A segway is effectively a motorised scooter that you control by leaning back and forth.  There are specific locations where you and a friend can take part in your own Segway Rally.  Under the guidance of friendly instructors, you’ll learn the basics before setting off on your own tour of a range of pretty destinations – including charming locations in the capital – and beautiful settings throughout the North and Midlands.

Taste something quintessentially British on your travels

best places for afternoon teaWhat could be more British than spending the afternoon sipping on some earl grey?  In fact, you’ll have the choice of the finest teas at some of the most serene locations in the UK.  How does Afternoon tea at Harrods sound?  What about a tour of the world-famous Buckingham Palace, complemented with a refreshing cuppa?
But if you really want to take in all that London has to offer, you can’t go wrong with a Thames riverboat cruise with afternoon tea.  Ambling past some of the most iconic landmarks in the world – including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Tower Bridge.

Experience the splendour of Edinburgh castle

things to see in scotlandA fantastic day out for the entire family, get a taste of the sheer splendour of Edinburgh Castle.  Standing at the peak of an inactive volcano, traditionally, this superlative castle has been the setting for a number of famous events throughout history.  Ideal for families or couples, this is a castle which is rich in British culture!   The castle is open all year round and is situated in the heart of the city just a short walk from Edinburghs main railway station, Waverley.  Book tickets online for discounts.

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